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Using an ebook for Textbook

Library resources can be used in OER courses, but they are considered alternative OERs as they are not free to redistribute and reuse in the same way as traditional OER materials. Journal articles, streaming videos, and eBooks can be linked to in Canvas and some databases are connected to Canvas as a direct embedding tool (see instructions below). 

If you want to use library resources as part of your OER options in your course, please contact Kay Neary for more information.

Kay Neary

Humanities & Fine Arts/OER, x1932

Adding Library Resources to Your Canvas Course

 Adding an FOD film to your Canvas sit is easy, because Canvas "talks to  FOD already. Find your film in the database below and follow the instructions. 

films on demand logo

Want to embed articles directly into your Canvas course? With any of the GALE databases (ex. below), that is possible! Contact Jesse Schreier to have this plug in added to your Canvas course. 

  To include library resources from Ebsco, you will need to provide a link to the item. Be sure to use the permanent URL, sometimes referred to as a "permalink."

For Ebsco articles, look for the permalink option either along the right or at the top of the page: 
Ebsco eBooks permalink location

  To include library resources from ProQuest (Boston Globe, Criminal Justice Periodicals), you will need to provide a link to the item. 

To get the link, click on Abstract/Details and scroll all the way to the bottom to find the "Document URL"

  When linking to a library eBook within your course, be sure to use the permanent URL, sometimes referred to as a "permalink."

For Ebsco eBooks (the majority of our collection), look for the permalink option either along the right or at the top of the page: 
Ebsco eBooks permalink location

For Gale eBooks, such as Short Stories for Students, use the bookmark icon along the top. 

For Infobase eBooks, such as the Bloom's series, use the Direct URL along the left: 

For Salem Press eBooks, such as the Critical Insights literature series, please contact the library for the permalink.

 It is easy to link to a Credo article or embed a topic page or Credo Reference article into your Canvas site. 

For links, simple click on the permalink button next to the search bar and add that as a url to your canvas site. 

To embed the article or topic page, you need to grab the embed code from Credo and paste it into your Canvas page. There are detailed instructions and screenshots below. 

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